John F. Reed Honors Program

Rhetoric of Inquiry Minor

*REQUIREMENTS TO GRADUATE AS A JOHN F. REED HONORS PROGRAM SCHOLAR AND RECEIVE A MINOR IN THE RHETORIC OF INQUIRY:

A student majoring in any discipline may complete a minor in Rhetoric of Inquiry upon satisfactorily fulfilling the core requirements. At least twelve (12) credits must be discrete from any other major, minor, or undergraduate certificate.


Core Courses:

  • COMP 350 - Rhetoric of Knowledge Credits: 3
    • OR
  • ENGL 363 - Critical Theory Credits: 3
  • HON 250 - Community of Scholars Credits: 1
  • HON 450 - Honors Thesis I Credits: 2
  • HON 451 - Honors Thesis II Credits: 2

Major Electives:

Complete a minimum of five (5) Honors Forums, with at least one (1) forum from each category and at least two (2) forums at the 400-level:

  • HON 221 - Innovative Thinkers Credits: 2
  • HON 421 - Innovative Thinkers Credits: 2
  • HON 222 - Intellectual Foundations Credits: 2
  • HON 422 - Intellectual Foundations Credits: 2
  • HON 223 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives Credits: 2
  • HON 423 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives Credits: 2

Other Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher required
  • Honors curriculum GPA of 3.1 or higher required
  • John F. Reed Honors Program Scholars must propose, submit, and make a public presentation of an Honors Thesis or Project in their senior year. John F. Reed Honors Program designation will not be granted without a memorandum from the Program Coordinator to the Registrar indicating that the thesis or project and its presentation was satisfactory.

TOTAL REQUIRED FOR MINOR - CREDITS: 18

*The Rhetoric of Inquiry Minor is only available to students who have been admitted to the John F. Reed Honors Program.